If you’ve ever eaten a fresh, juicy strawberry on a blustery winter day, then chances are it came from this area, which is known as the “strawberry capitol of the world.” So if you’re interested in Plant City Florida homes for sale, we should warn you that the area has no bitterly cold winds, icy blizzards, or for that matter even an occasional snowflake. If you’re okay with that, then please read on.
The jewel in Plant City’s crown is its downtown area. The brick streets are lined with wonderful little shops, antiques dealers, and restaurants that serve all sorts of delicious things. Three of the buildings are on the National Register of Historic Places. A place with this much character is a rare find in these days of strip malls and big-box stores, but Plant City residents love their town the way it is.
With a year-round population of 34,000, Plant City is no Manhattan. But every year in late winter it draws half a million people from all over the world to its 11 day Florida Strawberry Festival. There you’ll find big-name musical acts, rides galore, and mile after mile of vendors selling virtually every item imaginable. There’s also a mammoth parade and a pageant to crown the year’s Strawberry Queen. Oh – and the strawberry shortcake served at the event is beyond words.
After the giant get-together, life in Plant City settles down to the usual routine of mild weather and natural beauty. Things are generally quiet, though you may hear the whistle of an Amtrak train, as it makes a stop at the local station on a regular basis. So, if you enjoy rail excursions, a pleasant climate, and some of the finest people anywhere, Plant City may be the place for you.